Flying winger has been out of action since September.
Premier League leaders Arsenal are set to be handed a massive fitness boost with the news that wide man Theo Walcott is in line to make his long-awaited return from injury against champions Manchester United on Sunday afternoon, according to reports in the Daily Mirror.
The England international has been missing since September, when Walcott was forced to undergo surgery on an abdominal problem, however, Gunners head coach Arsene Wenger is now hoping to have the 24-year-old back in his squad for the crucial trip to take on arch-rivals United at Old Trafford this weekend.
But Walcott is only expected to be on the substitutes’ bench for the north London club’s eagerly anticipated clash at the Theatre of Dreams, which means that the winger will definitely not be involved when Arsenal travel to face Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in their must-not-lose Uefa Champions League group-stage meeting in the Ruhr Valley on Wednesday night.
And Walcott will be joined on the sidelines in Germany by both left-back Kieran Gibbs, who pulled a calf muscle in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Liverpool at the Emirates, and playmaker Javk Wilshere, with the Englishman having recently suffered yet more complications with his ankle.